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The Free Software Foundation seeks nominations for the 19th annual Free Software Awards

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today call upon the free
software community to submit nominations for the 19th annual Free
Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the
Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social
Benefit. The awards are presented each year at the LibrePlanet free
software conference.

LibrePlanet returns March 25-26, 2017, call for proposals for annual free software conference now open

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -- The
Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the dates for the
LibrePlanet free software conference, which will be held March
25-26, 2017, in the Boston area. The call for sessions is now
open, and registration, volunteer applications, and exhibitor
applications will open in October.

Free Software Foundation stresses necessity of full user control over Internet-connected devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the integration of Internet
technology into a wider range of home devices than previously envisaged
by most users. Early adopters of IoT may now have homes with
Internet-connected lightbulbs, alarm systems, baby monitors and even
coffee machines. Internet integration allows owners to have greater
flexibility over their devices, making it possible to turn on their air
conditioning as they leave work to cool the house before they return, to

Web DRM standard moves to next phase of development, FSF's Defective by Design campaign to continue opposition

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, July 6, 2016 — Despite
dedicated resistance by tens of thousands of Web users and civil
society groups, Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee allowed Encrypted Media
Extensions (EME) to move to the next phase of development within the
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) yesterday.